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Museum Folkwang

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Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 8845 444
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Beautiful Museum

If you are an art fan, this is a must see! Beautiful exhibitions that are constantly moving through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are an art fan, this is a must see! Beautiful exhibitions that are constantly moving through.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Museum Folkwang is a wonderful museum, sometimes with international collection. From now Museum Folkwang offers a FREE ENTRANCE - if there is no international or special collection. There is a parking garage, but if the museum has an internation collection the parking garage is complete full very fast.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited on Rough Guide recommendation, and because I have enjoyed modern art in large German city museums. The permanent collection is now free, and I enjoyed an hour exploring an excellent mix of 20th century expressionist and more challenging recent pieces, including video works. My 16 year old was interested enough not to complain. The art is beautifully presented with... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

some very unexpected masterpieces in this museum that has been sympathetically extended by British architect David Chipperfield

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place has some fine art. I like the Piet Mondrian the most but the Franz Marc Horses were also great. An excellent place to visit, followed by Süd Rock for a couple of drink. Definitely a must see!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Volkwang Museum has an amazing collection of contemporary art in an appealing setting. A MUST! I especially enjoyed seeing the latest special exhibition on Japonism, the effects of Japanese art on French/European artist in the lat 19th and early 20th century...The catalogue is a treasure trove!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the Japanese Inspiration exhibit and really enjoyed it. The audio guide and excellent book do a great job of explaining the subtle inspirations. AND the permanent collection is impressive. What a great museum building and collection. We will go again!

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Aachen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited the Inspiration Japan exhibition with works of Van Gogh, Monet and Gaugain. The museum offers a great diversity of contemporary and recent (till 1850) art works. However the photo exhibition on the existence/start of life, Deposit, by Yann Mingard was even better. The museum building is excellent and offers nice opportunities for visiting a modern style building combined with... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The very gourgeous museum I like. Now you can visit the unique exhibition of japanese influence which is soooo fantastic. The exhibition which you can visit all time is very famouse too, especially in Moskow. This is a dreem comming true to visit this museum!

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Hamminkeln, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very nice exhibtion, lots of well known paintings put in a whole new context! We have visited the museum several times and all the temporary exhibitions were worth it. It is also very interesting to take the time and walk through the permanent exhibition...even though that might be a little too much at a time after taking in the... More 

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Additional Information about Museum Folkwang

Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 8845 444
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen>  > Südviertel
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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